Preview educational costs in context.

At Cornerstone University, we work hard to ensure that every student has access to financial aid.

Cornerstone University and the Department of Education has provided helpful tools to estimate your educational cost and financial assistance. The FAFSA4caster is for anyone who is not yet ready to file a FAFSA. You do not have to be a high school senior to use FAFSA4caster; in fact, the tool is recommended for juniors, and even as early as middle school.

Parents of younger students can use the tool to receive early estimates, create scenarios based on future earnings, and then establish college funding strategies. Adult students also can use FAFSA4caster to get an idea of what aid they might receive. Our Net Price Tuition Calculator is a helpful tool in providing an estimate in tuition cost.

Financial Aid Package Examples

Below are some examples of student packages to give you an idea of what it looks like to pay for a college education. These are only intended as examples and do not guarantee aid for all students.

Home State

CO

IL

IN

IN

WI

PA

OH

MI

MI

Adjusted Gross Income

$128,625

$25,042

$65,478

$21,393

$58,728

$61,170

$72,917

$98,946

$72,152

Family Size

3

5

5

3

3

3

5

4

5

Students in College

1

2

3

1

1

1

2

2

1

CU Academic Scholarship

$9,000

$6,000

$6,000

$6,000

$8,000

$10,000

$6,000

$6,000

$10,000

Other CU Awards

$0

$6,600

$6,400

$6,600

$8,300

$10,500

$7,900

$6,300

$9,000

Pell Grant

$0

$5,700

$2,480

$5,730

$0

$0

$2,480

$0

$0

SEOG

$0

$300

$300

$0

$0

$0

$300

$0

$0

Michigan Tuition Grant

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$1,524

$1,524

Direct Loan

$5,500

$5,500

$5,000

$5,500

$5,500

$5,500

$5,500

$5,500

$5,500

Perkins Loan

$0

$1,500

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Total Aid

$14,500

$25,630

$20,180

$24,130

$21,800

$26,000

$22,180

$19,324

$26,024

Direct Costs: Tuition + Room & Board

$33,338

$33,338

$33,338

$33,338

$33,338

$33,338

$33,338

$33,338

$33,338

Balance Due

$18,838

$7,708

$13,158

$9,208

$11,538

$7,338

$11,158

$14,014

$7,314

10 Monthly Payments

$1,883.80

$770.80

$1,315.80

$920.80

$1,153.80

$733.80

$1,115.80

$1,401.40

$731.40